Antioch School Officials Agree to Groundbreaking Collaboration to Address NAACP East County Branch Complaint of Civil Rights Violations in Schools

Officials of the Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) have announced a groundbreaking effort to identify the causes of disparities in school discipline by examining the subtle, complex, and often unintentional ways in which race, disability and discipline intersect. "When the civil rights advocacy organizations raised concerns, our leadership team made a strategic decision to shift … Continue reading Antioch School Officials Agree to Groundbreaking Collaboration to Address NAACP East County Branch Complaint of Civil Rights Violations in Schools

Is the private sector paying more attention to implicit bias in the workplace?

Guest post by Justin Rico Oyola Actress Geena Davis was recently interviewed by Mckinsey & Company on Gender bias without borders, a recent report by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. In the article she conveys to the top global management consultancy how male dominated roles in the boardroom and in media dramatically … Continue reading Is the private sector paying more attention to implicit bias in the workplace?

Chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias in New Book, ‘America’s Growing Inequality’

A new book, "America’s Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race," includes a chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias. The article outlines the urgent need for our courts to depart from an archaic disposition towards racism, which requires plaintiffs alleging discrimination to prove the intent to discriminate – not just that discrimination … Continue reading Chapter by Eva Paterson on Litigating Implicit Bias in New Book, ‘America’s Growing Inequality’

Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court's decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, … Continue reading Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias

The following remarks were delivered by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Aug. 1, 2013, at the Criminal Litigation Ethics Seminar at UC Hastings College of the Law. Jeff spoke about unconscious bias in the criminal justice system, recent neuroscience findings, and the Trayvon Martin case. He was among three keynote presenters at the seminar, a hands-on … Continue reading SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias

Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

The following op-ed by EJS President, Eva Paterson, and Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, appeared yesterday in New America Media. A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? The court … Continue reading Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media